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Live auction - bgr_469405 - THRACE - THRACIAN ISLANDS - THASOS Trihemiobole

THRACE - THRACIAN ISLANDS - THASOS Trihemiobole AU
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Estimate : 500 €
Price : 280 €
Maximum bid : 280 €
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 14:14:59
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Trihemiobole
Date: c. 400-350 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thasos, Thrace
Metal : silver
Diameter : 12 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 0,87 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Très belle représentation du satyre au droit. Revers de haut relief. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Thierry Parsy (Paris) en 2016

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Satyre ithyphallique à demi agenouillé courant à gauche, tenant un canthare de la main droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Diota (amphore).
Reverse legend : QAS/ IWN.
Reverse translation : (des Thasiens).

Commentary


Sur cet exemplaire, le pénis du satyre est à peine visible le long de la jambe.

Historical background


Thrace - ISLANDS THRACIAN - THASOS

(411-363 BC)

Thasos was colonized by Ionians from Paros and was also visited by Phoenician sailors. Tribe Sintians occupied the island previously. The wealth of Thasos was proverbial thanks to gold and silver mines of the island and the nearby Pangaea which provided him 200 to 300 talents of annual resources from Herodian (VI, 46). During the revolt in Thrace in 498 BC against the Persian empire, Darius I (521-486 AC). Tried to impose the city. After the Persian Wars, Thasos joined the Athenian alliance and the produce of the mines was first diverted to the Delian League and Athens directly. In 411 BC, Thasos revolted and drove the Athenians, who were replaced immediately by a Spartan garrison. After 357 BC, Thasos fell under Macedonian domination. She found some of its independence after the death of Lysimachus in 281 BC After the defeat of Cynoscephalae in 197 BC, Thasos again became independent. From 148 or 146 BC, the Roman Senate authorized Maronea to monetize and Thasos tetradrachms wide blank which were struck in very large quantities and imitated in the Balkans until the end of the first century BC C-.

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